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FORGOTTEN FOUR-STROKES THAT SPARKED A REVOLUTION

Yamaha and Doug Henry get most of the credit for the development of the modern four-stroke, but there’s so much more to the story. As the last century came to a close, Husqvarna, Husaberg and Vertemati all played a role in what would eventually become the four-stroke revolution. Husqvarna actually started it all back in […]

KTM 390 ADVENTURE, FIRST RIDE: THE WRAP

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure was originally scheduled to be released to the press at a mass introduction last week, but KTM officials had to rethink that. We don’t do “mass” anything these days. Instead, I drove to KTM’s office in Murrieta by myself and quietly loaded up a 390. I’ve been riding it all […]

KTM 500XCF-W: FULL TEST

The XCF-W is back! After three years of trail riders being limited to either a fully adorned street-legal dual-sport machine, or a lightly modified fully ballistic motocrosser, KTM has brought back a dedicated dirt bike designed for the off-road enduro/trail enthusiast. This is both a huge commitment and a costly one, as offering a legitimate […]

KTM, HUSQVARNA, GAS GAS TO SUSPEND PRODUCTION

Pierer Mobility AG, parent company of KTM, Husqvarna and Gas Gas motorcycles, today announced that production will be suspended for two weeks as a measure to prevent spread of the Coronavirus. The factory in Mattighoffen, Austria will be closed from March 30 to April 10. The nearby WP factory will likewise be closed. The measure […]

DEMO RIDE SEASON STARTS AT DAYTONA

Several manufacturers will be offering demo rides and displays at Daytona bike week and afterward. Here are a few we know of so far: BETA DEMO RIDES Hello Fellow Rider, Just a quick note that we have a few spots available at the next stop on the tour (see below) so if you have always […]

2020 KTM 500XCF-W: DIRT BIKE OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 KTM 500XCF-W is here at last! We’ve been hounding KTM for this bike for a long time, and now that’s it’s finally here, we aren’t disappointed. This is a true off-road bike–not a dual-sport bike with blinkers and not a repackaged motocross bike. It’s quiet, easy to ride and fun, but it’s just […]

KAILUB RUSSELL TO RETIRE FROM GNCC AT SEASON END

Kailub Russell has announced that he will retire from full-time GNCC competition at the end of the 2020 season. He also said that he will continue to race select events in 2021, but hasn’t said what those events will be. The following press release is from KTM’s off-road team. Following a very decorated career in […]

2020 KTM 150XC-W TPI 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

The KTM 150XC-W is the latest two-stroke in the Austrian manufacturer’s line to be equipped with the TPI fuel-delivery system. The previous year’s 150XC-W carbureted version was a favorite among the DB staff, so could KTM possibly make it better? That wouldn’t be an easy feat, and putting fuel injection on the 2020 KTM 150XC-W […]

KTM OFF-ROAD VIDEO: 2019 CHAMPIONS

KTM had another amazing season in U.S. off-road racing. Kailub Russell won the GNCC and Full Gas Sprint Enduro titles in the east while Taylor Robert won the WORCS and Sprint Hero titles in the west. Here are some scenes from the season. ARVE

KTM’S NEW 790 RALLY & 390 ADVENTURE ANNOUNCED

The EICMA show in Milan, Italy is underway and KTM has taken the opportunity to expand its adventure bike offerings in the U.S. A new 390 Adventure has been added to the line, based on the motor from the 390 Duke. And the 790 Adventure R has been focused a little more tightly on off-road […]

CODY WEBB LEAVES KTM

KTM North America, Inc. has announced today that multi-time Extreme Enduro Champion Cody Webb and the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team have agreed to mutually part ways for the 2020 race season. Cody Webb: “I can’t thank the FMFKTM Factory Racing Team enough for the last four years. We accomplished more than I could have ever […]

2020 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

At one time, the KTM 450SX-F went through a period when it was searching for its identity. Then KTM settled on a formula that was then repeated again and again. It was light, powerful and smooth. It was technologically sophisticated without being gimmicky, and it was built with high-quality components. The 2020 version is all […]

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: FULL TEST

The KTM 790 Adventure R is one of those rare motorcycles that will will have a lasting effect on the the sport, the riders and the other bikes in its category. It’s a twin-cylinder, off-road capable bike that produces almost 100 horsepower and weighs 50 pounds less than anything else in its class. That’s all [...]

2020 MX BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE–UPDATED!

The new motocross bikes of 2020 have almost all been revealed. We’ve gathered prices, facts and photos of all the MX bikes from Honda, Husqvarna, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, TM and Cobra. We also have links to videos and tests that we have produced as well as contact information for the various manufacturers. The prices […]